Christmas Tree Brownies…..on a video post. In fact the first video post I’ve ever done!!
I have decided that I must move with the times. and although my face, and its wrinkles, is sadly, most definitely moving with some kind of aging time, I need to make my recipes and pictures move to make them more accessible.
Now, my kitchen isn’t big, or well lit, so it’s been a bit of a struggle. There have been piles of boxes propping up phones, tea-towels hung over light bulbs and double chins – yes! Because I couldn’t get enough boxes for the straight on camera I ended with a rather unsightly double chin. But lessons have been learnt, another tripod has been ordered, lighting is being researched and next time will be better!
So onto the actual recipe – Christmas Tree Brownies. At this time of year there is so much going on, it’s best to have a quick and easy recipe up your sleeve. And this one is it!
This Brownie recipe is an all time favourite. It was a best seller when we had the Tea-Room. I’ve probably made more of these Brownies than I’ve had hot dinners. And with this quick decorating idea, its easy to give them a festive Christmas Tree twist.
Christmas Tree Brownies
Easy to bake Brownies, decorated with a great festive twist. A great home Christmas Bake
- 150 gms Dark Chocolate
- 130 gms Butter and Baking Spread
- 220 gms Caster Sugar
- 130 gms Plain Flour
- 0.5 tspn Baking Powder
- 2 Eggs
- 150-200 gms Buttercream or frosting coloured dark green
- Sprinkles and Sweets to Decorate
Grease and line an 8″ Round Tin
Pre-heat your oven to 160-170c Fan, 180c, Gas Mark 3
Break the chocolate into a large bowl and add the baking spread
In the microwave melt the chocolate and baking spread together in 20 seconds bursts (so the chocolate doesn’t burn)
When the chocolate and baking butter is melted, stir until well combined
Add the caster sugar and mix through
Next add the flour and baking powder and stit until well mixed
Lastly, add the eggs and mix thoroughly
Pour into the tin and bake for 30-35 minutes. If you like your Brownies more gooey reduce the baking time by 5 minutes
Once baked remove from the oven and allow to cool fully in the tin
When cool, turn out and remove the baking parchment
Cut into 6 or 8 wedges
Pipe or smooth the green buttercream onto each wedge and use the sprinkles and sweets to decorate as Christmas Trees